Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
Cardiff & Surrounds

Cardiff was first established as a coal mining town in the late 19th century, but transitioned over time from a primarily industrial area to a residential one, and now provides some of the region’s most affordable housing opportunities while being only minutes to Lake Macquarie.

Local Insights Edition 13: Cardiff & Surrounds


The town centre of Cardiff is a busy commercial hub, and nearby Glendale is home to the Hunter Sports Centre and the Stockland Glendale Shopping Complex. Cardiff Train Station connects residents to the Central Coast and Sydney, with many commuting each day for work.

The area offers a number of parks, sports fields and recreational activities, as well as schools like Cardiff Public and Cardiff High. Lake Macquarie is also a short drive away, meaning many look to this area as a more affordable option to buy homes but still be within close reach of the lakeside lifestyle they desire.

Newer builds can be found within the Macquarie Hills area with Blaxland Road often referred to as ‘Millionaires’ Row’, with small acreages and sprawling mansions.

Local Insights Edition 13: Cardiff & Surrounds


Door 34
34A Kelton Street, Cardiff

Homemade healthy cooking, excellent coffee and daily made bakery treats that will blow your mind. They’re also dogfriendly – need we say more?


Stockland Glendale Shopping Complex | Cardiff Shopping Centre | Hunter Sports Centre | Event Cinemas Glendale | Waratah Golf Club | Macquarie Hills Playground | Lake Macquarie BMX Club | Cardiff Train Station | Less than 10 mins drive to Lake Macquarie Esplanade | Less than 15 mins drive to Redhead Beach


Median House Price
Garden Suburb


Best Return on Investment
Macquarie Hills = 4.25%
Cardiff Heights = 4.16%
Glendale = 4.14%


Median Unit Price


Best Return on Investment
Cardiff South = 5.16%
Cardiff = 4.30%

Andrew Dinnen

Andrew Dinnen
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0423 217 864